Each clique has four organizational divisions, designed to create a de facto division of labor. From the top, down these divisions are: Jefes Nactionales, Ranfleros, Palabreros, and neighborhood-level street gang members. Gang members are often recruited on the streets and promised a better life filled with opportunity in an expansive family. Suffice it to say, MS-13 recruiters will often target adolescents from the slums into their ranks. Street-level gang members are also recruited in prison.
Everyone knows what they are doing, they are aware they are ending a life, and living a life of violence, but something brought them into the gang and they focus their attention on that one thing to execute the tasks given to them. Towards the end of the video, the girl’s killer says this about the gang he wasted his life defending, “We fight to protect territory that isn’t ours to begin with. We cover ourselves with guns to show we are tough, but inside we are weak.” Like all of those guys in jail, like the girl who became a rat, and Chester who agreed to be a part of the video, they get to a point where all the killing, violence and drugs take a toll on them and they want out. To most of them there is no “out,” because they know the task of getting out is extremely dangerous and there is a slim to none chance of completing it alive.
There are many different types of gangs all around the world. I 've found out that they have street gangs, prison gangs,car clubs, and also biker gangs too. But the most dangerous gang in the world is Mara Salvatrucha. This gang is better known as MS-13. This is the most deadliest gang in the world. This gang started up in California and they have well over 70,000 members. The Mara Salvatrucha is known for drug smuggling, black market gun sales, theft, contract killing, human trafficking, and assault, especially on law enforcement.
People don’t try the gang route when they know it could be death waiting for them right around the corner. Maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about but I know for fact the people in those gangs would betray you in a matter of seconds, and you be in a grave, or a jail cell because you wanted to be a “savage.”
The word gang may make individuals quiver, as gangs are associated with gruesome criminal activities. Formation of gangs and gang violence is a global crisis. Some of the most notorious gangs are located in; Europe, Asia and Africa. However, the majority is located in the Americas, namely; Bloods, Crips, Aryan Brotherhood, and Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), (Rodriguez, 2005). It is said that the rise of gangs in American came after the end of the American Revolution (Howell & Moore, 2010).
Seeking protection and lacking stable families of their own, Central American kids began drawing together for protection, and eventually created two separate gangs, Mara Salvatrucha and the rival 18th Street gang that have by now become powerful international criminal
Youth’s join gangs due to financial reasons, family involvement, peer pressure and power. First and foremost, some teenagers join gangs because their parents are struggling to pay the bills to keep them and their siblings alive. They see their parent’s struggles are their responsibility. Most of them join this gang to earn fast money, instead of searching for a real job. In these affiliations, they will participate in drug deals
Gangs activities are frequently portray in the media , the exposure of gang violence have an negative impact on the minds of our youth in our communities . Gangs are described as groups that are involved in gang related crimes and other crimes , such as assaults , rape , and robberies . Gangs are mostly conform of people from the same race or ethnicity , the majority are males and are most likely to be young . The majority of the people that join this groups come from places where they suffer from economic disadvantage and dysfunctional families . One of the issue that is problematic in our society nowadays is the media coverage of gang activities .
The formation of subcultures was the main topic of discussion in Chapter 6. On page 158, there was a small section dedicated female gang members and a brief excerpt from The Girls In The Gang by Anne Campbell which described her observations. In “A Multisite Examination of Youth Gang Membership: Does Gender Matter?”, Ebensen and Deschenes set out to establish the differences between the attitudes of gang-membership between males and females. In order to measure the attitudes, Ebensen and Deschenes surveyed eighth-grade students across 11 U.S. cities using a cross-sectional research design (Esbensen and Deschenes 804).
This occurs because the gang is in control of who is in the area and can essential cut off the rest of society if they felt like they needed to. An issue in El Salvador includes the Zika virus; officials are trying to tell everyone but there are areas owned and managed by the Mara Slvatrucha gang so they are blocked off from society. In addition to the community they control as a total institution, they are also sent to high security prisons, which are total institution controlled by the government. In El Salvador there are prisons that are strictly filled with only Mara Salvatrucha thirteen workers and members. There is word that once you are in the gang there is no hope; the only ways out are a hospital, death or jail.